19 October 2018
The 1st Anniversary of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) which falls on the 17th of October was marked on Thursday. UEHRD Chairperson State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the ceremony held at National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Nay Pyi Taw. People’s Parliament Speaker U T Khun Myat, National Parliament Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, union ministers and many other officials also attended the event.
In her address, the State Counsellor stressed the importance of UEHRD both for the Rakhine State and the Union. The Enterprise shows union activity. There are a lot of tasks to be done. The State Counsellor also expressed words of thanks to those supporting the Enterprise.
UEHRD was established by the Order No. 86/2017 in October last year.
Union Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, H.E. Dr. Win Myat Aye said “The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine is a union level plan and all have participated. The Enterprise will be able to complete humanitarian assistance, repatriation, resettlement and development work and harmonious coexistence in Rakhine State, I’m sure.”
The Enterprise’s main duties are to carry out the effective provision of humanitarian aid, to coordinate the resettlement and rehabilitation efforts and to carry out regional development and work towards durable peace.
Chief Coordinator, UEHRD, Dr. Aung Tun Thet said “This event is to show what we have done in 1-year period after the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine was established. We’ll also stress plans on humanitarian assistance, resettlement and development work in Rakhine.”
For the long term inclusive and sustainable development of Rakhine State, task forces have been formed under the UEHRD which includes construction and infrastructure, agriculture and Livestock Breeding, economic zones, communication, information and media, job creation and vocational training, healthcare, micro-financing and crowd-funding and tourism.
Chairman, Taw Win Construction, Ko Ko Htwe said “All the task forces are working as assigned under the leadership of the government. We have plans to develop the economy of Rakhine State with foreign investment as well.”
The UEHRD aims to implement the projects in all sectors for the development of Rakhine State in cooperation with the people, the private sector and local NGOs, CSOs, partner nations, UN agencies and INGOs.